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SabiaJ]                               FLORA INDICA.                                   209

S. paniculate and S. lanceotata it is certainly introrse, but by Blume it is described
as extrorse in the genus, and it has appeared so to us in several species. The filament
is generally hooked at the apex ; and as the anther looks downwards and forwards,
and dehisces close to the connective, a very slight increase of obliqnity in the posi-
tion of the anther will produce the change from introrse to extrorse dehiscence,

1. SABIA, Colebrooke.

Meniscosta, Btume,   Enantia, Falconer.

Character ordinas.

1.  S. campanulata (Wall.! in Koxb. Fl. Ind. ed. prior, ii. 311,
Cat. 1002 !) ; foliis oblongis acuminatis basi acutis puberulis, pedun-
culis unifloris, petalis ofalibus nervosis, filamentis subulatis petalis
multo brcvioribus.

HAB. In Himalaya teiupcrata : Sikkini, alt. 9-10,000 ped,! Nipal,
W&llJ Kumaon, Sir. et JFint.l Garhwal, EdgewortJi ! Simla! Jamu,
alt. 5000 ped. I— (Ft. Apr. Mai.) (v. «?.)

Ramuli striatuli, glabri, straminei, juniores pnlernli. Folia tenuiter membrana-
cea, supra pallide viridia, subtus pallida, utrinque petiolisque puberula, margine sub-
ciliata, 2-3 rarius 4 poll, longa, ^~1 \ poll, lata; ncrvi in sicco conspicne reticidati.
PediaicuH axillares, solitarii, subclavati, puberuli, demmn glabrescentes3 1-2 poll.
lon«ri, Ft ores viridcs, subglobosi vel campanulati, magni, inodori, Se^aJa, 5, ro-
tundata. Petala sepalis duplo majora, ^-i-pollicaria, ovalia vel obovata, glabfa, in-
terdum post anthesin aucta, -|-pollicaria, marcescenti-persistentia, nervosa. J?i?a»
menta erecta, stigmata fere rcquantia. Anthera ovalcs, eitrorsse. Styli ovariis
duplo longiores. Drupa: pallide CEcrulcdcentes, succo concolore, lateraliter compres-
scc, rotundatso, i-pollicares.

rChis is the largest-flowered species of the genus. The petals enlarge after the se-
pals fall away, and are sometimes persistent round the ripe fruit ; but this is by no
means a constant character, as they arc often deciduous very soon after the fall of
the stamens.

2.  S. leptandra (H.f. et T.) ; foliis ovalibus vel oblongis acumi-
natis basi rotundatis vel acutis glaberrimis, pedunculis unifloris, petalis
ovali-oblongis obiusiusculis, filamcntis clongatis petals demum superan-
tibus.

HAB. In Himalaya oriental! temperata: Sikkina, alt. 5-7000 ped.!
— (ML Apr.) (». t>.)

Ramuli striatuli, pallidi^ glabri. Folia tenuiter coriacea, subtus pallida, rnagnitu-
aiuc valde varia, pierumqne S~4 poll, louga, 1-1J- lata, sed interdum sexpollicaria et
fere 3 poll. latn. Nerri pauci, obliqui j venalsx in sicco cleganter reticulataj, Pe-
dunwli graciles; apice subclavati, 1-2 poll, longi, glaberriiai. Flores e viridi pur-
purascentes, campanulati. Sepala 5, rotundata, glabra, basi subcoalita. Peta-fa
glabra, glanduloso-pnnctata, •fpollicnria. Filament* anguste ligulata, superuc vix
attenuate. Jbtifara extrorsee, late ovales. Myli elongati, graciles. ' Sntps fci^e 8.

8. 8* purpurea (H.f. et T.) ; foliis oblongis longe attennatis
plerumque rotundatis, junioribus subpuberulis, pedunculis axiilaribus
8-5-floris, petalis acutis, filamentis abbreviatis late subulatis, — S. par-
viflora, Wall. Cat. 1001 efr jporte.
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